InterswitchSPAK Kenya 2.0 National Science Competition 2021

InterswitchSPAK Kenya 2.0 National Science Competition Registration Guidelines for 2020/2021 Edition | Qualifying Written Examination | Tv Quiz Show.

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Dear Parents, Principals, Teachers, Students we are happy to inform you that the 2019/2020  InterswitchSPAK Kenya Version 2.0 registration which was earlier suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic is Back, Bigger and Better. We hereby inform you that InterswitchSPAK Kenya Version 2.0 IS LIVE and Schools can now register up to TEN (10) students. Registration of your students is open till 24th June, 2021 and it’s free.


Introduction.

InterswitchSPAK is an annual search across high schools (public and private in Kenya for only Form 3 students between the ages of 14-17 years. It is introduced to chart the ideal career path and drive the student towards full optimization of their potentials and fulfillment of their dreams (either as an inventor or entrepreneur) with a key message of revving up the interest of students; parents, teachers and other key stakeholders towards STEM education and its application in Africa. 
 

InterswitchSPAK Objectives

    • To arouse and sustain keen interest in the study of STEM in high schools across Africa.
    • To raise the standard of STEM education and reward excellence with educational grants through an unbiased competition that would promote sound education in Africa.
    • To create a vehicle that is genuinely interested in the growth, development and well-being of Africa students and teachers through various interventions including scholarship schemes for outstanding STEM students.

    THE EXAMINATION

    There are two main levels of the competition.

    ROUND ONE: WRITTEN QUALIFYING EXAMINATION

    This stage is in two parts; 
    1. The first Part: All the registered candidates on the platform based on the time and date specified by the organizer, are expected to participate in this round of the competition. 
    2. The second part: After the first round examination, the Top 500, selected across all state, will proceed to the second stage of the competition. The best 54 students from this stage will then proceed to the Stage Two (TV Quiz show) of the competition. Each school is to prepare their representatives for the qualifying test in four subjects- Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

    ROUND TWO: TV QUIZ COMPETITION

    The best 54 students (with the highest scores) out of those who wrote the regional qualifying test will be invited to participate at this stage of the competition, which includes the InterswitchSPAK Masterclass. This will be recorded and transmitted on Television across Kenya.
     

    HOW TO PARTICIPATE

    This competition is open to students in Form 3 between 14 – 17 years; attending full time Secondary Education in both Public and Private Schools in Kenya. Participation in this competition is FREE.

    • Registration to participate is strictly online via www.interswitchspak.com or via https://kenya.interswitchspak.com/
    •  Each School is required to present their BEST six (6) students in Science in form three (3) regardless of the Sex, religion, tribe or Region
    • Mixed-schools are required to have at least three female students-amongst the six (6) that would represent them
    • Every student will participate in the qualifying test at any of the test centres across Kenya 
    • The top 54 students will proceed to the competition to battle for the crown of Kenya’s best science student.

    RULES AND REGULATIONS

    • The InterswitchSPAK Online CBT exams will hold on Friday 25th and Saturday 26th June 2021 across Kenya.
    • Latecomers will not be allowed to write the test.
    • NO CALCULATORS WILL BE ALLOWED. 
    • Students must conduct themselves in an orderly manner Any act of misconduct will lead to disqualification of the student.
    • All students MUST come to the test venue in their School Uniform.
    • The decision of the organizers/MOE is final and we shall not enter into any correspondence with anyone regarding the conduct of this test.

    PRIZE LIST

    1. First Prize

    Five (5) years University Scholarship worth -Ksh 1,500,000 + annual stipend (T&C) + Laptop + Signage for the school + Certificate of participation.

    2. Second Prize

    Three (3) years University Scholarship worth-Ksh 750,000 + annual stipend (T&C) + Laptop + Signage for the school + Certificate of participation.

    3. Third Prize

    One (1) year University Scholarship worth Ksh 150,000 + annual stipend (T&C) + Laptop + Signage for the school + Certificate of participation.

    NOTE:

    • Registration of your students is open till June 24, 2021 and it’s free.
    • Schools are now allowed register up to Ten (10) SS2 Science Students each
    • Online CBT exams will hold on Friday 25th and Saturday 26th June 2021
    • You don’t need to travel to write the qualifying examination. The Examination is fully online and can be written in your school, home or any convenient space.
    • You have a choice of two (2) days to pick from (between 8am -6pm) to write the examination.
    • A school can register up to 10 students. Each School can only register a minimum of six (6) and maximum of ten (10) Students. in form three (3) regardless of the Sex, religion, tribe or Region
    • Mixed-schools are required to have at least three female students-amongst the six (6) that would represent them.
      • The first Part: All the registered candidates on the platform based on the time and date specified by the organizer, are expected to participate in this round of the competition.
      • The second part: After the first round examination, the Top 500, selected across all state, will proceed to the second stage of the online qualifying test. The best 54 students from this stage will then proceed to the Stage Two (TV Quiz show) of the competition.
        • a. The examination will happen within 2days (8hours per day). Students can choose anytime between the two days allocated for the examination provided the period is available.
        • b. Each student on the platform will have a 5 minute demo session to get acquainted with the platform before taking the test.
        • c. All registered students will have 2 chances of writing the CBT and the system will pick the better of the two scores.
        • d. Individual results will be released instantly to the students.
        • d. Individual results will be released instantly to the students. 


    CLOSING DATE

    Online application and registration closes by 11:59pm on Thursday 24th June, 2021.

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